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Felipe LIMA
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born05 Apr 1985 in CuiabŠ, BRA
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter [2015]
Residence
Brazil
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Cuiaba: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12 in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He began swimming when his mother enrolled him in a swimming school to help him with a medical condition.
Club / Team
EC Pinheiros: S„o Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Tiago Moreno [club], BRA
Training Regime
He trains six days a week. His schedule includes 10 training sessions in the pool and four more at the gym.
International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends, playing the guitar. (Caffeine Army YouTube channel, 19 Jun 2021; ativo.com, 16 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges. (cob.org.br, 01 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The athlete learns more from defeats than from victories. I think that with defeats the athlete builds a much more solid career. The athlete who takes the most out of defeats is the athlete who can achieve more." (Caffeine Army YouTube channel, 19 Jun 2021)
Other sports
He has competed in triathlon at national level in Brazil. (ativo.com, 16 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win an Olympic medal. (Caffeine Army YouTube channel, 12 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 59.80
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
14 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.74
13 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.08
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 26.66
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:00.00
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.48
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.78
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.50
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.19
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.45
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 59.65
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.48
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.31
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.37
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Breaststroke 1:02.58
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Breaststroke 28.54
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 25.80
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.30
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.49
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.00
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 25.98 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 57.71
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.74
8 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Breaststroke 58.73
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke 26.68
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:25.73
17 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.21
12 2006 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.74
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Lima, PER 100m Breaststroke 1:00.36
2 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Final 2015 Toronto, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.68
2 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 100m Breaststroke 1:00.99
5 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:02.65
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.85
2 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 27.11
4 2019 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:59.58
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 59.96
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.11
10 2018   Overall Ranking  
1 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 56.69
1 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 25.88
1 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.61
1 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.84
5 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:15.54
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 57.14
1 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 25.92
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 59.73
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.90
8 2016   Overall  
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.10
2 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 56.86
3 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.21
4 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 57.07
1 2016 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.14
2 2016 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.12
1 2016 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 26.02
2 2016 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 57.01
1 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.32
1 2016 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.32
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.79
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.24
3 2016 Paris, FRA 50m Breaststroke 26.46
1 2016 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.19
2 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.16
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.25
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 56.83
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.70
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 58.15
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.07
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 58.29
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.84
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.79
4 2013 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.49
4 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 57.45
2 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.78
2 2010 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 58.62
25 2008   Overall  
3 2008 Belo Horizonte, BRA 50m Breaststroke 27.32
2 2008 Belo Horizonte, BRA 100m Breaststroke 59.80
3 2008 Durban, RSA 50m Breaststroke 26.99
3 2008 Durban, RSA 100m Breaststroke 58.86
3 2007 Belo Horizonte, BRA 50m Breaststroke 27.67
3 2005/2006 Belo Horizonte, BRA 50m Breaststroke 27.87
2 2005/2006 Daejeon, KOR 50m Breaststroke 27.51
2 2005/2006 Daejeon, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:00.14